NEWS - Friday, March 29, 2002


(RUMOR) - Xbox Live?!?

In a recent interview with IGN Gamecube, Nintendo officials Jim Merrick and Perrin Kaplan, slipped out what they believe are the details of the Xbox's online service. Although no official statement from Microsoft has yet to be made, Merrick, one of Nintendo of America's highest ranking technology executives, mentioned in passing that Xbox Live is the name and that the monthly access fee will be $14.95 in addition to some kind of up front fee. Yikes! Not only is this unprofessional for someone of this caliber and ranking from a leading competitor no less, to leak this kind of information, but to give out $dollar$ figures!!! Here's the cut and paste from Gamecube.ign:
IGNcube: Sony has already announced its online plans. Microsoft, we hear, is brewing a good one. Where does Nintendo stand? Perrin: Broadband. Jim: Sony and Microsoft have two different strategies. Sony has made a very good announcement. I'm not sure they have the plan behind it, but they've made a good announcement. They're at one end of the spectrum with GameSpy and the Tony Hawk thing going on -- do your own thing. Microsoft is at the opposite end of the spectrum with Xbox Live for $14.95 a month and some unknown amount of money up front, and of that the publishers get nothing. So it's a good business plan for Microsoft -- not so sure it's good for the publisher. And I'm also not so sure it's good for the consumer. I mean, $14.95 a month is fine for someone who's used to playing Everquest on the PC, but for the console gamer we'll have to wait and see. Nintendo, though, is not going to jump in just because Sony and Microsoft are doing something. You can't compete by following others
After this initial jolt to the gamers hearts (and wallets) Microsoft issued this statement:
"Microsoft does not comment on rumors or speculation, but I can tell you that we have not made any announcements about our Xbox online service, including pricing or the name of the service. We expect to make those announcements soon. Stay tuned," said James Bernard, Xbox Product Manager.
I guess we'll have to wait until May 22nd for the annoucement from Microsoft at E3.
[$14.95?!??! - Yikes!!!]
Source: http://xbox.ign.com/

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,274
Forum Posts: 725,612
Xbox One Titles: 1,007
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,622
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,910
Screenshots: 30,533
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 85 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 56 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 92 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 76 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
5 Replies, 284 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 381 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 732 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 721 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 660 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 801 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 841 Views

Home screen customization?
Post by DJ tx
2 Replies, 802 Views

Xbox One Manette E317 en vente sur ebay
Post by oryanphine
5 Replies, 1055 Views

Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2009
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 909 Views

Xbox One Limbo
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 943 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics